June 2, 2011

Review: Welcome Back Stila Creme Bouquet Eau de Parfum

Although I was already a Stila fan girl at the time of it’s release I still have flashbacks of my intro to Stila whenever I smell Creme Bouquet. At the time of the Stila Creme Bouquet Fragrance release I was still a bit of a Stila virgin. I think my first collection from the brand was the Picnic in the Park one….does anyone remember that release? CLICK!

About two years later or perhaps a bit more Creme Bouquet was released along with Jade Blossom. And, please, correct me if I’m wrong wasn’t there a third fragrance as well? The trio, as I recall, was meant to be layered together to create different blends and that was actually how it was marketed. Needless to say I loved these fragrances and was ever so happy when Stila recently brought back to full size of Creme Bouquet but I stand by my right to say it’s a damn shame they didn’t bring back the other two.


I dunno how but Stila masters a delicate vanilla blend that’s not too floral, too sweet, or too cloyingly vanilla with Creme Bouquet. Three simple notes of delicate sweet vanilla, pink lilac, and lily of the valley create a masterful, full bodied fragrance that’s sure to please those who love a warm, vanilla blend.

The bottle is decorated with the hand pressed flowers of the same notes in the fragrance. I’ve always admired the pink square bottle. It has a certain vintage feel.

Creme Bouquet hasn’t changed over the years (I’d say the fragrance is at least 8 to 10 years old) which is a relief since products that re-release do sometimes change. Creme Bouquet thankfully remains the same full bodied vanilla fragrance I knew and loved all those years ago.

The creamy vanilla dominates this blend but pink lilac and lily of the valley create a soft, delicate floral backdrop for the fragrance and that’s where it begins to live up to it’s name, Creme Bouquet, beautiful, soft floral notes mixed in with creamy vanilla. The fragrance has an incredible, linger wear time with just the right amount of throw.

I admit that the scent is lacking at times and I can’t help but consider hauling out the last small drop of Jade Blossom in my stash to combine it with so I can get a more full on sensory experience rather than the softer vanilla floral this is but still, regardless, Creme Bouquet remains one of my very favorite, easiest to wear vanilla fragrances.

If you love vanilla blends that are warm, comforting, and very feminine, Creme Bouquet is your girl!

Loves it!

Very Muse Approved for purchase.

Back again at www.stilacosmetics.com

P.S. Stash this one away for Winter as it’s not a very friendly Summer scent in my humblest!

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Regina

    Hmmm, sounds yum. Anything with “Creme” in the name sounds delicious! I’ve been more into perfume lately than makeup so this is now my newest lust ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Carrie

    I just purchased the set online with the spray fragrance and rollerball. Love it!

  • M

    I had this many years back and I loved it! It’s summer all year round where I live, but I wore it out (sparingly). Such a pretty scent!

  • Comrade Garlic

    I’m using the Creme Bouquet hair powder today. I really hope for a re-release of those. I think the third scent was Midnight Blossom? Midnight Bouquet? I think it was more of a floral scent.

    • the Muse

      hmmm midnight bloom was in the blue cobalt bottle but was that part of the trio?!

  • Smirking Valet

    Muse, remember the Mandarin perfume and the Midnight Garden – totally screwing the name up – scent?

    • the Muse

      but of course smirking I have both girl! Midnight Bloom! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Seraphim

    I am so so very happy Stila brought this back . I absolutely love it. Great review ! I get loads of compliments wearing it. It’s a perfect creamy slightly floral vanilla as you said. It’s perfection. Stila- don’t discontinue this one again !

    • the Muse

      oh I’ll simply kick and scream if they axe it from the line again Sera! Isn’t it lovely?! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • ChubbyStick

    Hi Muse. Do you happen to know if this fragrance is still available. It’s a fav of mine, but I never saw it here in the UK after the re-launch…just saw this post but couldn’t find it in the Stila US website.

    Love your posts and reviews! I shall be bankrupt by the end of the year, but who cares =)

  • Terry

    Hmm…so Stila or Comptoir SP vanilla extreme Muse?? Have you tried Laura Mercier Vanille gourmand

    • Isabella Muse

      Stila all the way for me! I love Comptoir’s Vanilla Extreme but Stila out beats it imho! I never tried Laura Mercier’s to be honest! Might have to check that out ๐Ÿ™‚